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Augmented Reality

Elon Musk Celebrates Falcon Heavy Success by Revealing Surprise in Payload

With SpaceX’s most historic launch under its belt, Elon Musk is feeling justifiably ecstatic. He took a victory lap by sharing with all his social …

Elon Musk

Giant fans, starfish assaults and the half-baked plan to save the Great Barrier Reef

What's up with the reef?<p>Coral bleaching comes about as a result of abnormal sea conditions (such as warmer waters), which cause heat stress on the …

Indonesia's largest botanical garden to reopen this year

Slated to reopen this year, the 156-hectare Kuningan Botanical Garden in Kuningan regency, West Java, is said to be the largest of its kind in …

Botanical Gardens

Mount Agung: 2 Australian tourists who climbed Bali's active volcano detained by police

People have been prohibited from going within 8km of Mount Agung's volcano crater ever since it erupted in November 2017.<p>Two Australian tourists who …

Mount Agung

6 reasons you should pick Indonesia as your next destination

opinion<p><b>There is no denying it: Indonesia is a beautiful place.</b><p>It’s a whole collection of islands, so the beach is never too far away, and the …

Wildlife Detectives Pursue the Case of Dwindling Elephants in Indonesia

GAJAH MAKMUR, Indonesia — This small agricultural village in the hills of Sumatra island, in the province of Bengkulu, is a testament to happy days in human-elephant relations: When the village — whose name translates to “Prosperous Elephant” — was founded in 1991, residents nursed an injured wild …

Wildlife

Five Iconic Eighties Metal Riffs for Beginners

Break out your spandex and hairspray, because it’s time to head back to the Eighties.<p>37<p>SHARES<p>Break out your spandex and hairspray, because it’s time …

John Portman, Architect Who Made Skylines Soar, Dies at 93

John Portman, the architect and developer who revolutionized hotel designs with soaring futuristic atriums, built commercial towers that revitalized the downtowns of decaying postwar American cities and transformed Asian skylines from Shanghai to Mumbai, died on Friday in Atlanta. He was 93.<p>Mr. …

Architecture

The backyard Hot Wheels track of your childhood dreams

If you've ever built an epic Hot Wheels track through your house, much to the dismay of your perpetually tripped parents, this will be right up your …

Kids

2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep.<p>It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, …

Nemo and cousins are a rare sight on the Great Barrier Reef, study finds

Clownfish and their sea anemone homes may have starred in the popular animation <i>Finding Nemo</i>, but in our own Great Barrier Reef they're a rare …

Protect the Reef, Protect Ourselves

I was certain that the photos of magenta, green and golden corals, crinoids, anemones and fish in the dive boat brochures had been enhanced. No <i>actual</i> …

Rainbow of Fluorescent Corals Found—Why Do They Glow?

Deep beneath the waves of the Red Sea, scientists have discovered corals that fluoresce in a range of colors, likely because it helps their algae friends.<p>Deep beneath the surface of the Red Sea, a rainbow of glowing corals have been discovered that's unlike anything scientists have ever seen.<p>"I was …

Coral Reefs

Nvidia just released the most insanely powerful graphics processor ever made

Nvidia just announced the Titan V, the most powerful graphics processing unit (GPU) of all time.<p>This isn't the type of graphics card your gamer …

‘Chasing Coral’ Director Is Confident There Will Be a Climate Change Solution: ‘We Have No Choice Other Than to Solve It’

Jeff Orlowski revealed why at a recent post-film Q&A.<p>For a time, “Chasing Coral” director Jeff Orlowski was worried he wouldn’t actually be able to …

Brazil

Producers Guild Unveils Documentary Feature Nominees

The winner will be announced Jan. 20 at the PGA Awards.<p>The Producers Guild of America on Monday announced the nominees for its award for Outstanding …

Light pollution: Night being lost in many countries

<b>A study of pictures of Earth by night has revealed that artificial light is growing brighter and more extensive every year.</b><p>Between 2012 and 2016, the planet's artificially lit outdoor area grew by more than 2% per year.<p>Scientists say a "loss of night" in many countries is having negative …

David Cassidy, Singer and 'Partridge Family' Teen Idol, Dead at 67

Musician, actor was recently hospitalized for liver, kidney failure<p>David Cassidy, the musician, actor and <i>Partridge Family</i> teen idol, died Tuesday, …

David Cassidy

Super 78 turns twenty

Two decades in business: Eight secrets of success<p>by Robert Coker, Super 78<p><i>Happy anniversary, Super 78!</i><p>Since 1997, Super 78 has grown into a leading …

Walt Disney Company

Disney lifts ban on L.A. Times film critics

Walt Disney Co. has reversed its decision to exclude Los Angeles Times critics from press screenings of its films.<p>"We've had productive discussions with the newly installed leadership at the Los Angeles Times regarding our specific concerns, and as a result, we've agreed to restore access to …

Walt Disney Company

Disney Backs Off L.A. Times Ban Following Backlash

Several media outlets and critics' organizations announced they would boycott the studio's films until the ban was lifted.<p>The Walt Disney Company, …

The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

It’s a Wednesday morning in the IDEO San Francisco studio. Bright sunshine reflects off the Bay and through the floor-to-ceiling windows. But in the project space, the mood is darker.<p>The team is on week five of their project. They’ve been conducting tons of human-centered interviews and broad …

Creativity

Apple chose Jersey as new offshore tax haven after Ireland crackdown

The leaked Paradise Papers shed light on Apple’s offshore tax strategy.<p>The Paradise Papers have shed light on Apple’s shifting strategy for taking advantage of offshore tax rules. <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>The Guardian</i>, and <i>BBC News</i> all have reports detailing how, in 2014, Apple moved two subsidiaries from …

21st Century Fox held talks with Disney over possible sale, reports say

Deal to sell most of Rupert Murdoch-controlled company would establish new Hollywood powerhouse but would not include Fox News, CNBC report says<p>The Rupert Murdoch-controlled 21st Century Fox has held talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney, CNBC reported on Monday, citing unnamed people …

How 1977 Broke All the Rules and Changed Music Forever

David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, and Chris Frantz could have called their debut record anything. But even with a world of potential titles …

Few clues in slaying of father of 3 in possible road rage: 'I just hope my husband has justice'

Adam Furtick was out with two friends on the night of Oct. 8, enjoying the rock band UFO at the Concord Music Hall on Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood.<p>A father of three and an avid rock and metal music fan, the 34-year-old Furtick was driving home when his wife called. He …

More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life'

<b>All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say.</b><p>The eight-year study from more than 250 scientists finds that infant sea creatures will be especially harmed.<p>This means the number of baby cod growing to …

Climate Change

Divers looking at coral reefs after Irma didn’t expect what they saw down below

Divers making survey inspections of Key Largo’s coral reefs and shipwrecks soon after Hurricane Irma came back smiling.<p>“The reefs look spectacular, …

Rainfall